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How Orlando Pirates could line up against Cape Town City

20:29 SAST 2020/12/04
Orlando Pirates players, November 2020
Bucs will be hoping to return to winning ways when they face the Citizens in a PSL match on Saturday. Goal picks coach Josef Zinnbauer's possible XI

  • Richard Ofori, Orlando Pirates, October 2020

    #1 GOALKEEPER - Richard Ofori

    Coach Zinnbauer is likely to keep his faith in the Ghana international despite his costly mistake in the draw against Baroka FC last weekend. 

     

  • Wayde Jooste, Orlando Pirates, October 2020

    #2 RIGHT-BACK - Wayde Jooste

    The 29-year-old has cemented his place in the Bucs starting line-up with some consistent displays.

     

  • Innocent Maela, Orlando Pirates, October 2020

    #3 LEFT-BACK - Innocent Maela 

    The Witbank-born defender is likely to return to the starting line-up after being surprisingly dropped ahead of the clash with Baroka.

     

  • Thulani Hlatshwayo, Orlando Pirates, November 2020

    #4 CENTRAL DEFENDER - Thulani Hlatshwayo

    The accomplished centre-back is now a key player in the Pirates defence and he seems undroppable at the moment. 

     

  • Happy Jele, Orlando Pirates, October 2020

    #5 CENTRE DEFENDER - Happy Jele 

    The Pirates captain could start ahead of Ntsikelelo Nyauza with the Buccaneers having failed to keep a clean sheet in their last two matches.

     

  • Ben Motshwari, Orlando Pirates, October 2020

    #6 CENTRAL MIDFIELDER - Ben Motshwari

    Pirates missed the experienced midfielder's work-rate last weekend and he is most likely to be recalled to the starting line-up.

     

  • Thabang Monare, Orlando Pirates, October 2020

    #7 CENTRAL MIDFIELDER - Thabang Monare 

    The box-to-box midfielder is another player who was dropped against Bakgaga Ba Mphahlele and he could also return to the starting line-up. 

     

  • Siphesihle Ndlovu, Orlando Pirates, October 2020

    #8 ATTACKING MIDFIELDER - Siphesihle Ndlovu

    The diminutive playmaker was among Pirates' best players against Baroka and he is likely to be rewarded with another starting berth. 

     

  • Terrence Dzvukamanja, Orlando Pirates, November 2020

    #9 LEFT FORWARD - Terrence Dzvukamanja

    The Zimbabwe international could keep his place in the starting line-up having scored the only goal of the match as Pirates defeated City in the MTN8 two months ago.

     

  • Deon Hotto of Orlando Pirates, October, 2020

    #10 RIGHT FORWARD - Deon Hotto

    The Namibian attacker came off the bench and changed the complexion of the match last weekend and he could be handed a start against City.
  • Tshegofatso Mabasa, Orlando Pirates, November 2020

    #11 CENTRE FORWARD - Tshegofatso Mabasa

    The in-form centre forward is expected to lead Pirates' attack having come off the bench to score against SuperSport United and Baroka in recent times.